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Illinois Casinos and Gaming Centers To Be Shut From Friday





Starting from Friday, Illinois in the US will be implementing tier 3 restrictions which will apply to many cultural institutions and casinos. Including places like museums, everything will be shut down to control the deaths and hospitalization due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Governor J.B. Pritzker along with the Department of Public Health of Illinois laid out the new restrictions on Tuesday. According to these, the casinos and gaming facilities in the state will be shut down from Friday.
Additionally, the indoor recreation centers will also have to close their doors for visitors. From Friday, the performing arts theaters, movie halls, and indoor museums will also be shut down, as per the information provided by the governor.
On the contrary, the facilities which are currently offering recreational activities in the outdoor areas will be permitted to open when the others will be close from Friday. However, they will be functioning with reduced occupancy (25% of the original capacity) as per the new guidelines that have been issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Governor J.B. Pritzker.
These restrictions have been announced at a time when Illinois is grappling with the spread of Covid-19. This Tuesday, more than 12,000 new cases were reported. This state of the US is seeing a significant increase in the number of hospitalizations related to the coronavirus. Dr. Ngozi Ezike Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health said that many hospitals in different parts of the state have reported that they are out of beds to treat the patients of COVID-19.
To curb the spread of this disease, many facilities have been ordered to close. Along with them, new restrictions will apply to other businesses. This will include restrictions on the occupancy limits in the places along with other guidelines. Indoor services will not be permitted in restaurants and bars, and the outdoor gatherings will be restricted to a maximum of six people.


Working as a freelance contributor for several news platforms over the years, Mary Polemi has a well-thriving interest in the casino industry. At Casino Cross, she contributes her knowledge and expertise in reporting Casino News.

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